Pretty proud of this tie that Hosea and I made for @bellapoblesec for Hanukkah. Hosea dyed the linen with the indigo vat we made a couple weeks ago, and I did the rest, while H fevered on the couch. Turns out, making ties is as satisfying as making tiny socks.
Flowers, were most likely the first thing valued by humans purely for their beauty. This was a significant event in the evolution of human #consciousness. Not only did they have a pleasing scent, but also a fragrance from the realm of spirit. We could look upon flowers as the "enlightenment" of plants..... wonderful! That's a great name for this small #workonpaper ... The Enlightenment of Plants.
By request I’ve added some CHILDREN’S BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSHES to the eco living range which are now LIVE! A couple of people asked me whether I stocked kids toothbrushes at the brilliant #madeinbedford Artisan Fayre last weekend, and it gives me such joy when I source stock following requests - it’s what it’s all about, and the thing with which independent businesses can blow those big impersonal corporations out of the water. There’s a creator who (really) cares behind HotCocoa, and I’m all ears to your requests - just drop a line and I’ll see what I can do! Love from the studio, Ella
Good things take time! I’ve been a little quieter on social media recently as the last two weeks have been the culmination of 6 months of planning and my energy’s been taken up with honest hard graft, heavy boxes and huge amounts of paint - but, HotCocoa’s new studio is now taking shape and I’m delighted with the progress! Here’s to many successful happy years in its new home. And all in time for Christmas... 😍
Can’t beat Mother Nature for colour palette inspo. 🙏Watching the cool change roll in from my hammock. 5 minutes of bliss! #palmtrees #melbourneskies
Have you spotted the newest members of HotCocoa’s beautiful gilded safari The stone grey polar bear and the gilded Lion have joined the gilded safari and are now available online! Open for Christmas orders until Sunday 🥳🎄🍾 Got your backs! £8 the beauties - handmade beauty for a steal, made unique to your home 💌
Last day in UK today. I took these photos whilst driving through the #peakdistrict Even in the rain, the cold and the bone chilling damp the British countryside is so beautiful.
It's so important to allow your life to inform your art. And nature is a huge part of my life. It's also my battery recharger!
...Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better...Albert Einstein